Ray LaMontagne, one of the most distinct and recognizable voices in music, announced his first North American tour in support of his new album Gossip In The Grain due out October 14 on RCA Records.
The six week tour starts September 30 in Indianapolis. October 14 is the new release date for the album as LaMontagne, struck by inspiration, went back into the studio last week to record additional material. The new album can be pre-ordered at www.raylamontagne.com.
Recorded with returning producer, Ethan Johns in Box, England, and touching upon a range of styles and musical settings- spanning pastoral folk, railroad blues, front porch country, and plangent balladry – Gossip In The Grain proves to be his most creative and emotionally expansive collection to date.
Whereas LaMontagne’s two previous albums, Trouble and Till The Sun Turns Black, were largely solo affairs, with Johns serving as multi-tasking instrumentalist, Gossip In The Grain sees him joined by members of his touring band, bassist Jennifer Condos and guitarist Eric Heywood (with Johns largely handling drum duties). Along with his band members, LaMontagne is also joined on two tracks – "A Falling Through" and "I Still Care For You" – by singer/songwriter Leona Naess.
Naess will be the opener for the entire tour and is touring in support of her new album Thirteens out September 23 on Verve Forecast.
Below are the dates for Ray LaMontagne with Leona Naess:
Sept 30 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Oct 1 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Oct 3 Union Theatre Madison, WI
Oct 4 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Oct 6 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
Oct 7 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto, ON
Oct 9 Opera House Boston, MA
Oct 10 Opera House Boston, MA
Oct 11 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
Oct 13 Keswick Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Oct 14 The Strathmore Music Center Washington, DC
Oct 16 Meymandi Concert Hall Raleigh, NC
Oct 17 Bijou Theatre
Oct 18 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Oct 19 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Oct 21 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO
Oct 23 Verizon Wireless Theatre Houston, TX
Oct 24 Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX
Oct 25 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
Oct 27 Macky Auditorium Boulder, CO
Oct 28 Murray Theatre Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 30 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 1 Spreckels Theatre San Diego, CA
Nov 3 Paramount Theatre Oakland, CA
Nov 5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
Nov 6 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
Nov 8 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC
Nov 9 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall Seattle, WA